TO ALL AND SINGULAR as well Noblemen as Gentlemen, and others to whom these Presents shall come, I, Thomas Ulick Sadlier, M.A., M.R.I.A., Barrister-at-Law, Deputy Ulster King of Arms, send due Salutations and Greetings.
WHEREAS application hath been made unto me by
Lorton Alexander Wilson, Esquire, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., on behalf of his brother-in-law the Reverend Francis Keith Berry, M.A. clerk in Holy Orders, only son of the Reverend William Berry, M.A. of Eglish, King’s County, who was grandson of Thomas Berry and his wife Frances Berry, only daughter and heir of Knight Berry, of Clonehane, King’s County, Esquire
Setting forth that certain armorial ensigns have been long used and borne by his family which do not appear to have been heretofore recorded in my Office as appertaining unto them, and being desirous that such arms, as without injury or prejudice to any other he may bear and advance may be duly confirmed by lawful authority and registered and recorded in the Office of Ulster King of Arms in Ireland to the end that the Officers of Arms there and others upon occasion may take full notice and have knowledge thereof, he hath therefore prayed for a full confirmation of his Arms with such directions as I may deem proper to assign unto him and his descendants.
KNOW YE therefore that I, the said Deputy Ulster King of Arms, having taken the request of the said applicant into consideration, and having examined into the circumstances, am pleased to comply therewith, and by virtue of the power unto me given by His Majesty’s Letters Patent under the Great Seal, and by the authority of the same, have ratified and confirmed and by these presents do exemplify, ratify and confirm unto the said
Francis Keith Berry
The Arms following, that is to say:-
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules, three bars or; 2nd. Per pale nebuly or and azure, six martlets countercharged (for Fleetwood); 3rd. Vert, three crosses crosslet-gold (for Berry); for Crest: A griffin’s head erased per pale indented gules and argent,
mantled gules, doubled argent, and for Motto Liberté tout entière, and above the Crest, Deus protector meus the whole as is the margent for more clearly depicted. To have and to hold the said Arms unto him the said
Francis Keith Berry and his descendants, and to the other descendants of Thomas Berry aforesaid
for ever, and the same to bear, use, show, set forth and advance in shield or banner or otherwise, observing and using their due and proper differences according to the Laws and Arms and without the let, hinderrance, molestation, interupption, controlment or challenge of any manner or person or persons whatsoever.
IN WITNESS wherof I subscribe these Presents with my Name and Title and affix hereunto the Seal of my Office this 21st day of December in the fifth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and forty.
- courtesy Patrick Fleetwood Berry
BERRY FAMILIES FROM KING’S COUNTY AND COUNTY WESTMEATH, IRELAND
© 2006 James L. Berry
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